It is with great sadness to announce that our Emily passed away yesterday September 27, 2013 at 1:25pm. Her passing was peaceful, and she was at our family home surrounded by family and friends.
The past couple of days her condition rapidly declined and by Friday morning she was unable to walk and could barely speak. She did not seem to be in pain, although we administered her medication to make sure she was comfortable. Her last morning was a beautiful sunny day and she had an amazing visit with some friends. There was lots of love and laughter surrounding her final hours. Even though Emily was extremely weak and mostly uncommunicative we know she was able to hear us. She was also able to see her beloved niece and nephew.
As we could tell her condition was dire, we contacted our local parish and the priest came to our home to give Emily her last rites. When her time came it was very peaceful and she was with the ones she loved.
Even though we know this was going to occur we are still shocked at the speed of how fast everything happened. In true Emily fashion, we can look at the bright side of this and know that for almost all of her 3 ½ years since she was diagnosed she led a very happy, healthy, and as normal life as possible. In fact, it was often easy to forget at times she was battling this horrific disease as she did with such strength, courage, and dignity. We feel peace and comfort knowing that Emily is now free of pain and sickness and has gone on to a much better place.
Thank you, Emily’s Entourage, for your amazing support, prayers, and love.
Her obituary and arrangements will be posted here later today: http://saulfuneralhomes.com/